Boris Novachkov
Boris Novachkov
Height: 5-7
Weight: 141
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
High School: Fremont HS
Experience: 3V

87-19 overall, 22-7 duals

2010-11 – Followed a steller sophomore season with a brilliant junior campaign culminating with a second-place national finish and 31-2 overall record … only losses of the year were to the same wrestler – Kellen Russell of Michigan – in a 3-2 decision at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and by the same score in the NCAA Championships … finished second in both tournaments and also won the Fullerton Open and Midlands en route to second straight Pac-10 championship … four of his wins were by fall and Novachkov also won four matches by technical fall and five by major decision … a spotless 11-0 in dual meets with two pins and a pair of technical falls … 10-2 against nationally ranked wrestlers, including a 3-1 decision against No. 1 Zack Bailey of Oklahoma and 4-2 and 3-1 victories over Boise State’s Levi Jones, the latter for Pac-10 title … was third Mustang in last four years to place second in the NCAAs, following Chad Mendes (2008) and Chase Pami (2009) … led team in takedowns in dual meets with 30.

2009-10 – A stellar sophomore campaign ending with All-American honors as he placed seventh in the NCAA National Championships with a 4-2 record … pinned Steve Bell of Maryland in 4:26 in final match … both losses in nationals were decided in overtime – a 5-4 verdict against No. 4 Jordan Oliver of Oklahoma State and a 2-1 decision against No. 8 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin … finished the season 28-5 with four falls, one technical fall and four major decisions … captured the Pac-10 title at 133 pounds with a 4-3 decision over Brandon Low of UC Davis, avenging a 6-3 loss to Low in a dual meet two weeks earlier … 8-2 in duals and 20-3 in tournaments … placed first in the Missouri Open and Las Vegas Invitational and was second in the Reno Tournament of Champions … 7-5 record against nationally ranked wrestlers … switched places in lineup with his brother, Filip, with Boris wrestling at 141 and Filip at 133 for the 2010-11 season.

2008-09 -- Redshirt ... posted 9-0 mark competing unattached with a 4-0 mark in Fullerton and 5-0 record in California Open ... one win by technical fall and two more by major decision.

2007-08 -- Finished 19-12 overall and 3-5 in duals as a true freshman ... upset top seeded T.J. Dillashaw of Cal State Fullerton to take third at the Pac-10 Championships ... NCAA Championship qualifier ... defeated No. 14 Brandon Kinney of Columbia in a 125-pound match, 3-1, on Dec. 1 at the Cliff Keen/Las Vegas Invitational where he finished seventh against a highly competitive field ... was 15-6 at 125 pounds before moving up a weight class ... notched one fall and four major decisions on the year.

High School -- Four-year letter winner in wrestling at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, Calif. ... two-time state champion, once at 103 pounds (2006) and once at 125 (2007) ... compiled a career record of 145-21 as a prep, including a 90-3 record spanning 2006 to 2007 ... two-time National Freestyle champion ... two-time Greco-Roman National champion.

Personal -- Son of Stefan and Zhivka Novachkov ... one brother, Filip, who also wrestles for Cal Poly ... born in Radnevo, Bulgaria ... moved to California from Bulgaria six years ago ... born November 29, 1989, in Bulgaria ... chose Cal Poly because he liked the wrestling coaches and so he could wrestle with his brother ... career ambition is to be an athletic trainer ... lists snowboarding and surfing as hobbies ... majors in kinesiology.